Anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for Chocolate!
When having a healthy lifestyle it is all about making the right choices but also allowing yourself the things in life that you love but might not be so good for you… That flat white moment!!
Homemade Cacao Protein Balls
You can get your little chocolate fix the healthy and clean way by making Homemade Cacoa Protein Balls!
These balls are made using cacao instead of chocolate which is full of anti-oxidants which protect cells from free radicals! Cacao helps the body protect itself. Do not get Cacao mixed up with Cocoa though… Cocoa has been roasted and therefore loses these wonderful anti-oxidants… so make sure you check the label!
These protein balls will give your body a much-needed energy boost and keep you fuller for longer. They also contain Maca – a superfood that boosts vitality as well as libido – loaded with nuts and sweetened with antioxidant-rich honey, these balls are the perfect snack to get you up and going and keep you full.
Lasts: One Week
Travels: In Tupperware
Storage: Fridge (longer in freezer)
- 50g raw cacao
- 100g oats
- Tablespoon of Vega Essentials Protein
- 150g almonds
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 3 tbsp raw honey
- 100g almond butter
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 100g of 85% chocolate
Makes 12-15 balls
#1 In the food processor, blend the oats, protein and almonds for 1–2 minutes, then add the cacao, maca and salt.
#2 Blend for 1 minute, then add the honey, almond butter and coconut oil.
#3 Blend, then roll the mixture into balls and put them in the fridge to set for a few hours.
#4 Melt chocolate in a bowl on the hob, grab a skewer and stick in the middle of the ball. Rotate the ball in chocolate to cover evenly
#5 Allow to cool and store in fridge till required
Tada – a stress-free snack loaded with protein, full of anti-oxidants and perfect if you need that little moment.
These balls are also great if you need a quick snack before a workout. Great for carrying in your bag to munch on your way to the gym after work!